When one part of our lives grows cluttered, so do other parts of our lives. Hence, the term we’ve coined to describe various areas of clutter – cluttergories.
When we think of clutter, it often deals with physical clutter—the stuff that makes us fear judgment by others.
What kind of person do we become when we hold onto these feelings?
Do our fears affect our relationships with others?
Beyond the obvious—don’t invite anybody over to see our clutter—what signals are we sending by our behavior?
Are we at risk of falling down the Alice-in-Wonderland rabbit hole of cluttergories?
Let’s turn the tables for a moment.
We’ve all experienced relationships when we get to know someone initially and feel comfortable. Somewhere along the line, we start feeling the person is holding back. It’s not the shy or introverted behavior; rather, the kind of withholding that creates an inexplicable void in a relationship.
Some people tend to dismiss such observations as thinking too much. The reality is, we humans are far more observant and can sense anomalies in our relationships—things that don’t add up—well before we learn the truth.
Now, let’s look at ourselves.
I don’t intend to address the psychology of human behavior. Instead, I’m trying to raise awareness that such voids in our relationships may serve as clues to the struggles we have with the different cluttergories in our lives.
Whether it starts with physical clutter—what we observe easily—and then radiates outward to the burden of mental clutter. Or it starts in our mind with secrets we hold onto so tightly, we spiral into a life filled with sensual clutter; such as, too much entertainment, alcohol, or food.
Cluttergories play a greater role in our lives than many of us are willing to admit. Unless we do something about them, we’ll continue bearing the burden for a lifetime.
Isn’t it time, we crawl out of the rabbit hole and let the light create awareness?